We are an independent bookseller in Dallas located in the heart of Deep Ellum.
We feature independent publishers worldwide alongside locally-cultivated arts, music, and culture.
We nurture our cultural community from the best & brightest to the up & coming.
Our mission: to amplify the voices of the local to global communities we serve through writing, art, music, film, performance, and culture.
It's a bold idea: a bookstore in the year 2016. Will Evans, Founder of Deep Vellum Publishing, opened a bookstore with the help of the community around him. Our landlord, Madison Partners, got the vision - an independent voice nestled in a community full of history and culture. Our friends, too many to name, dutifully supported this bold idea by purchasing actual printed books on occasion - at least when they weren't planning underground performance events and launch parties.
And when the obligations got real and the business was ready for liftoff - about four months after the doors officially opened, and a few weeks after new babies were born and golden opportunities bestowed - Anne Hollander joined Deep Vellum Books as a Co-Founder, with the responsibility to take over the store and turn the bold vision into an empire.
Welcome to our journey.
We're located in the historic heart of Deep Ellum, our roots grounded in growth, tenacity, and expression. Gen X may remember our home as Club Clearview, the sign still perched in our store windows, or as the site of the inaugural Dallas Film Festival. Boomers may remember this building as a reputable storefront, or as home legendary blues and jazz artist Leadbelly, his music drifting through the alleyway at sunset. As for the Millennials - this was the site of an unregistered winery, our floors now pocked with meritage blends.
To us, it's the site where it all begins. Where ideas are considered and discussed. Where the best & brightest mingle with the up & coming. Where Dallas unites in the vision to create a stronger, more vibrant culture.